Georgette (fabric)

1930 pink georgette evening gown
Desiree Lubovska in a dress by Jean Patou, c. 1921

Georgette (from crêpe Georgette) is a sheer, lightweight, dull-finished crêpe fabric named after the early 20th century French dressmaker Georgette de la Plante.[1][2]

Originally made from silk, Georgette is made with highly twisted yarns. Its characteristic crinkly surface is created by alternating S- and Z-twist yarns in both warp and weft.[1][3]

Georgette is made in solid colors and prints and is used for blouses, dresses, evening gowns, saris, and trimmings.[1] Georgette has a very light and drapey hand, rendering it best suited to loose flowing garments and inappropriate for more structured pieces. Silk georgette is relatively delicate, but varieties made with synthetic fibers can be more resilient to damage. The crepe style S- and Z- twist weave makes the fabric springier and less lustrous than the closely related chiffon.[3]

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Notes

  1. ^ a b c Picken, Mary Brooks (1957). A Dictionary of Costume and Fashion: Historic and Modern. Courier Corporation. pp. 88. ISBN 9780486402949.
  2. ^ The Oxford English Dictionary's earliest citation is 1915.
  3. ^ a b Kadolph, Sara J. (2007). Textiles (10 ed.). Prentice Hall. pp. 230, 472. ISBN 9780131187696.


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Jute nahtlos.png
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Hessian Fabric made seamless. It will serve to create a normal map in Blender.
Batik Indonesia.jpg
Author/Creator: MartijnL, Licence: CC BY-SA 3.0 nl
Batik cloth purchased in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
MacLachlan hunting tartan (D. W. Stewart).svg
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A representation of the Maclachlan hunting tartan. This tartan is the oldest tartan to bear the name MacLachlan. This tartan is referred to as the Old MacLachlan, MacLachlan, and Hunting MacLachlan. This sett was first published in Old & Rare Scottish Tartans by D. W. Stewart in 1893.
Thread count: Y6, W4, Bk32, G32, Y6, W4, R48.
Sources: MacLachlan Clan Tartan WR1710 MacLachlan Hunting Tartan
Denim.jpg
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KLÄNNING Syrenlila sidenklänning med cape och underklänning. Tillhört Ebba von Eckermann, f - Hallwylska museet - 89129.tif
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KLÄNNING Syrenlila sidenklänning med cape och underklänning. Tillhört Ebba von Eckermann, f. von Hallwyl. Foto till boken: Ett sekel av dräkt och mode ur de Hallwylska samlingarna.
Nyckelord: Klänning, Siden, Långklänning, 1930-tal, Ebba Eckermann, Föremålsbild, Skor, Ett sekel av dräkt och mode ur de Hallwylska samlingarna
1910WeddingDress.JPG
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A wedding dress, made around 1910, by dressmaker, Mrs Allan of Tavistock Street, Bedford. Silk satin, silk georgette and silk muslin. On display at The Higgins museum and gallery, Bedford.
Fashion picture by Adolf de Meyer 4.jpg
Ballerina Desiree Lubovska wearing a dark dress in Georgette crepe, with fringed waist, by Jean Patou photography by Adolf de Meyer ca 1921
Till boken - utställningen Kunglig Vintage - Livrustkammaren - 87552.tif
Note: For documentary purposes the original description has been retained. Factual corrections and alternative descriptions are encouraged separately from the original description.
Till boken / utställningen Kunglig Vintage.
Nyckelord: Kunglig Vintage, Aftonklänning, Sibylla, Föremålsbild, 1950-tal, Dammode
Jackie Saunders 2 - Feb 1920 Shadowland.jpg
Actress Jackie Saunders modeling a "youthful dance frock of satin and georgette, daintilly trimmed with hand-made flowers," by Bonwit Teller & Co., on page 53 of the February 1920 Shadowland.